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Guild Wars 2 studio 'isn't sleeping very much' amid security issues

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet is working furiously to resolve the MMOs security and server issues - to the point that they're losing sleep over it - studio head Mike O'Brien has revealed, as well as giving insight into some of the game's issues.

In a GI.biz interview, O'Brien explained, "The magnitude of this launch just dwarfs everything we have done in the past, and there are certain things you just can't predict. Certainly right now none of us are sleeping very much, as we make sure we iron out everything that our customers are running into, and trying to make this launch as smooth as possible."

Guild Wars 2 has been bombarded with account theft claims, server overflow issues and more, prompting ArenaNet to take to Reddit to openly discuss the problems. Read VG247's full breakdown of the Reddit discussion here to clear up any concerns you may have over the game.

O'Brien has also stressed the sheer strain on the Guild Wars 2 servers, and reassures players that measure are being taken to fix the problems,"There are so many people playing right now, our servers are under such stress. And they're holding up pretty well, but there are little things going on all the time that we need to chase down. And so we're literally working around the clock trying to make sure that all our players are having a great experience."

Have you been affected? Let us know below.

Thanks GI.Biz.

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